Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): What you need to know

1: it evaluates the quality of schools

2: it reports on the progress made by schools

3: it supports schools that need help reaching success

The Illinois School Report Card shows the progress of schools on an array of metrics. Find data on your school here.

What’s New

Sounding the Alarm! Teachers with Educators for Excellence-Chicago want to build a school climate & culture students need to be successful. Watch now! See MoreSee Less

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How is your child’s school culture? The Every Student Succeeds Act or #ESSA in Illlinois looks at each school’s culture to ensure a child’s success! Find out more at ow.ly/iQAi30hHFGW See MoreSee Less

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How is my child learning? Let’s look at the word #schoolclimate. Find examples and more #ESSA vocab at reallearningil.org/essa-glossary/
Educators4Excellence #edchat #edpolicy
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS COALITION!! See MoreSee Less

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FEATURED RESOURCES

  • ESSA Glossary Graphics
    Check out our infographics on key ESSA terms such as growth, proficiency, learning standards and assessments 
  • FAQ
    Learn more about what Illinois’ ESSA plan means for students and schools through our FAQs.
  • ESSA plan for ISBE
    The Illinois State Board of Education’s ESSA website is available here, including a full copy of the state’s plan.

UPDATES

  • Essence of ESSA Blog Series
    Coalition member, Advance Illinois, writes about how academic progress at Zion school shows promise of new system.
  • ESSA: A Better Recipe
    Learn more about the ingredients of ESSA in A Better Recipe. Coalition member, Stand for Children Illinois produced a video on the new law.
  • School Report Card
    Find important data about your school with the recently released Illinois School Report Card.